Thursday, 18 October 2012

All In A Flap

Good Morning lovely blogging friends!
I have a card to share with you today!
This was a commission for a 60th Birthday.

The card base is one of my new 8x8in squares!
I'm still coming to terms with all that space!

The image is Flap Happy from LivvyBo Designs at 
Isn't she just adorable!
I coloured her up with a mix of Promarkers & Flexmarkers
then inked the edges with a little ink pad.

The Chinese roses & flourishes were cut with Marianne Designs dies

I used some Magic Mesh which was in my mystery parcel from
The papers are Paper Dasies from sugar plum paperie here

The sentiment ticket is from The Crafty Pad Designs
the ribbon is from my stash & was recycled from some gift wrapping.

I decorated the inside of the card using the same design!
I have to admit that when I showed the card was to the lady who ordered it, 
she  decided that it would be perfect for her DIL's 30th Birthday &
the age was altered to suit! Any ideas for a 60th card?? lol
Thanks for sparing the time to pop in!
I hope you like her.

I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment Happy Birthday/Happy Anniversary
Anything Goes Make your Own Embellishements
Crafty Sentiments Bows Or Ribbons
Creative Craft Challenges "Three" (3dp's, 3 flowers)
Jacksons Digital Expressions CAS & Use 2 Dies (flowers & flourishes)
Tuesday Throwdown Tea At Grannies
The Crazy Challenge Handmade Flowers
Whoopsi Daisy Birthday Cards


  1. This is gorgeous Dawn, I love the image and beautiful colour scheme


  2. Dawn this is so pretty and different !! Love the image !!

    hugs Diane xx

  3. Gorgeous card Dawn no matter what the age. Love the pink and green combo, it works so well. Beautiful work as usual xx

  4. Oooh, how exciting! I've just seen your new DT post with JustInklined... WTG my lovely :D Bet you can't wait to get started! Congratulations sweetheart, have fun :D xx

  5. Amazing card. You've used the colours brilliantly to show off that fab image xx

  6. This is beautiful Dawn - you used that space well! Great image and beuatiful colour choice! Hugs rachel x

  7. This is gorgeous Dawn, I like the image the colours and the layout.
    Kevin xx

  8. Lovely card Dawn! Love the pretty image and you've colored it perfectly!

  9. Gorgeous card dearest Dawn^_^
    Beautiful image,wonderful bright colors and lovely details^_^
    Big hug,

  10. Thanks for joining us over at LRW! Great card!

  11. Hi Dawn, Hope you are ok, and your Mum is doing ok with the awful Chemo.

    Your card is gorgeous I love the colour combo, and the image is great.
    thank you for joining in the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and very good luck

  12. Dawn this is just gorgeous! Wow 8x8 is a lot of space LOL! Love all of the different elements: roses,swirls and beautiful bow! Good for you for recycling :) Just a beautiful creation all around. Thanks for joining us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

    DT Coordinator

  13. Dawn, I love your project! It is whimsical and full of wonderful color. I think your composition and construction are fabulous. You have chosen great embellishments that compliment your overall design, It is hard for us, to leave space on our cards, isn't it. CAS drives me crazy, but I love it because it really forces us to recognize the design power of empty space. You've inspired me to stop cutting my 8x8 sheets and try to do a CAS project and see if I can hold on to my sanity and design aesthetic.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expression. We hope to see you next week!

  14. This is such a pretty card Dawn, lovely image and fab papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  15. Beautiful work Dawn and such a pretty image, I love these papers too! Thanks for joining in with our flower challenge at AGOAC :) Donna ♥ x

  16. I really like this image, and you've chosen such lovely feminine papers and colors for it! The handmade flowers look great, and it's a sweet designed card!

  17. Stunning card Dawn and lovely mix of colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  18. great card love your flourishes,roses and papers i know what you mean about large spaces been intimidating lolthanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown
    Carol DT x

  19. Such a pretty card, fab image and I love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  20. Gorgeous card Dawn, I love the flourishes and the image plus that super bow looks great..x

  21. Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  22. So pretty! Lots of beautiful eye candy on this one. I even love your soft pink bow (and soft pink ribbon is not usualy my fav but it looks perfect on this card). Love this. Hugz!

  23. This is lovely...Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments..And good luck.

    Caz CSD DT

  24. Oh, my, that image reminds me of old family photographs I have from the 20s. :-D What a fantastic coloring job you've done, Dawn, and I love the paper choices!

  25. I love this Dawn. Fabulous paper and layout hun. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  26. These pinks and greens look amazing together and just love the layout you've used to show off this fabulous image! Thanks for joining us at KKKK.


  27. Beautiful! I love these colors together.

  28. What a soft, nice, pretty in pink card. You did such a fabulous job with the lay-out and the design. Love those rolled paper roses. Purely awesome. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions. Have an awesome day and God bless!

    JO ANN

  29. Gorgeous card. Love the flowers. So jealous as I've only managed to do these once!

    Thanks for joining in with the 3 celebrations at CCC!

    Susan x

  30. What a fab image, might have to go check them out. Really like that shade of green with the pink and your fab flowers.

    Thank you for joining in this week with Kenny K :)

  31. Gorgeous hun, I love the green and pink together, the die cuts are beautiful and that bow is perfect, love it
    Lindsay xx

  32. Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

  33. Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Jackson‘s Digital Expression. We look forward to seeing you again.

  34. This is so beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy's "Birthday Cards" challenge! Hope to see you next week with the new challenge!
    Karen C

  35. Hi Dawn - you might want to check out my blog - there's something on it for you! Hugs rachel x

  36. Hi Dawn stunning card love the colours and design too!!
    thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge Blog this challenge

  37. This is so beautiful! I just love the colors and that image is too adorable. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown and I hope you'll come and join us next week!

    Susan, TT DT

  38. Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing your card with us at JDE; good luck in the challgen.

  39. So pretty!!! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!


Thank you for taking the time & trouble to comment! I truly appreciate your feedback!
Dawn xx